Credit: Shona Carter-Brooks on Facebook

A bride who got married in Ripley, Tennessee, made quite a statement, when she attached her newborn daughter into the train of her Vera Wang dress.

The Daily Mail reports that, for her wedding to Johnathon Brooks on May 12, Shona Carter-Brooks decided to make her infant daughter part of the ceremony in a truly unique way: by including her in the train of her gown. After a photo was posted online showing the daughter strapped to the dress, Carter-Brooks received tons of flack.

The mother spoke out recently to defend her rather unusual wardrobe choice, saying that the baby was “well-secured” to her dress, and “covered by Christ.” Many commenters disagreed, saying that the couple should have their child taken away by protective services.

The bride continued to fight her critics on her own Facebook page, stating: “People questioning what we do, commenting all negative, and just doing the most.” adding, “So to the media, radio, news, and whomever else wanting to talk about what WE do here you go: Media Media I see how it works regardless the situation or purpose people gone have something negative to say! The answer is we do what we want, when we want, as long as Jesus on our side everything worked out fine and gona continue to be fine.”

The couple — who currently live in Nashville — are believed to have welcomed daughter Aubrey about one month before the ceremony.

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Sources: Daily Mail, Facebook